Through the generosity of Elizabeth and Jim Sweetnam, the Sleep Research Fund that bears their names was created to support innovative biomedical research and empower U-M investigators to develop and validate groundbreaking sleep or circadian rhythm technologies that can have real-world impact.
A collaboration between the U-M Sleep Disorders Center and FFMI, the fund supports early-stage translational research and commercialization activities in the areas of diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, or health IT.
The award should demonstrably enhance the commercial potential of a technology to the point of translation and possible inclusion in FFMI’s Mi-Kickstart or Mi-TRAC programs, other U-M funding opportunities, or other translational research funding mechanisms.
2016 Elizabeth and Jim Sweetnam Sleep Research Fund Winner
Grant Kruger, PhD and Neeraj Kaplish, MD
Robotic Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Care